A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Sunday, December 15, 2013.
--A look at Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and one reporters take on how Cousins can bring some excitement to a disappointing season.
--Storylines to watch for as the Redskins play the Falcons on Sunday including how running back Alfred Morris can help quarterback Kirk Cousins in his first start this year. Morris had 27 carries vs. Cleveland when Cousins started his first game last year.
--Why offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will have other opportunities to coach in the NFL.
--Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan responds to comments made by former NFL head coach John Madden. Shanahan said, “Unless you’re really in the situation, you know, you’re in our situation, its’ really hard to jump into somebody’s shoes.”
--San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers supports Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan’s decision to bench quarterback Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season.
--An interview with backup quarterback Rex Grossman and how he is settling into his new role and will be active for the first time this season vs. Atlanta.
--Head coach Mike Shanahan doesn’t rule out rookie tight end Jordan Reed for the season. Reed hasn’t played since Nov. 17th vs. Philadelphia due to a concussion.
--A recap of the Redskins season and how quarterback Robert Griffin III’s sophomore season was different from 2012.
--A preview of what the Redskins offense will look like with Kirk Cousins as the starting quarterback position. This season opposing quarterbacks have a 104.3 quarterback rating against Atlanta.
--Former director of pro personnel, Louis Riddick gives his perspective on why the Redskins have struggled this season. Riddick said, “the treatment of Robert Griffin III…it takes away from giving the team the best chance to win.”
--Questions and answers posted by Redskins fans via Twitter including the possibility of trading quarterback Kirk Cousins. Cousins was selected in the fourth round but could be traded for more draft picks for the upcoming 2014 draft. The Redskins do not have a first round draft pick because of last years trade with the Rams.
--A Redskins injury report for the Redskins-Falcons game. Rookie tight end Jordan Reed is listed as questionable due to concussion related symptoms.
--A look at Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan’s tenure in Washington and what the future will hold for Shanahan and the team. During Shanahan’s four years with the team, the Redskins have had one winning season and a combined record of 24-37.
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